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Duncan Mackenzie has too much time on his hands

May, 2004

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    101 VB.NET 2003 Videos Released onto MSDN

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    Recently we launched a series of videos about VB.NET onto the Visual Basic Developer Center , releasing them only a few at a time... but now we've finished that process and all 101 of the videos are available on the site. Just a little note: If...
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    Visual Basic at the Movies now available for download...

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    Interested in VB at the Movies , but wanted to pull the video files local? Now you can... Click here to go to the download page .
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    At TechEd and waiting for your questions!

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    Headed over to registration today, very very busy... then to the Cabana with Erik Porter ... very very empty.... Erik and I then decided to head off to catch a pre-conference session, but even those were backed up due to the long registration lines. Oh...
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    Halo Custom Edition, with support for user-created maps... now available...

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    I heard this was coming in a few weeks, but it is here now .... This is a free download, but note that you have to have your original CD-Key for this to work.... and that the version that supports custom maps is multi-player only and doesn't ship with...
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    Contents of a programmer's backpack

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    Returning to the room tonight I was greeted by an amazing spread of technology across the bed in my hotel room. Early in the day I had returned to my room only to realize that my cell phone was not in my pocket as expected, so I had proceeded to pull...
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    Coming to TechEd? Play Halo for the PC? Have a fast laptop?

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    In an earlier post, I mentioned I was going to TechEd... and I said I would post my schedule when I figured it out... well, I haven't figured anything out yet, but I wanted to let folks know the most important thing: I will be bringing my Halo PC CD and...
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    TechEd and Rio... IV?

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    Like Eric , Brad , and Paul I will be at TechEd and am participating in the Rio tool for meetings. Feel free to look me up and schedule something if you'd like to talk about.... umm... VB / C# / Coding 4 Fun / MSDN ... or whatever...
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    Paul Vick discusses the question that just won't go away... VB or C#?

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    I get this question a lot, and I explain many of the same things that Paul goes through in this post, so I'd love it if more people would read this material: The "native" .NET language? In the comments on my post on language choice , Patrick asked “isn...
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    The 'Chalk Talk' went well....

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    You can expect to see a MSDN TV version of this session at some point soon... should be pretty good quality, Anders was wearing a microphone... although it did fall off him for a bit :)
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    Cyrus ruminates on the revelations of TechEd 2004...

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    Cyrus , recent addition to the C# bloggers list and poster of many posts, has been blogging extensively from TechEd... OMGTHXURGR8!!!! That's basically the message we got today concerning the work we're doing in the C# IDE for VS 2005. I ended...
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    New IIS site...

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    I wouldn't have known about this site, if the site's owner wasn't sitting behind me on the plane to TechEd, so I thought the rest of you might not know about it either :) TryIIS.com is a new site dedicated to resources for evaluating IIS, and contains...
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    RSS Aggregator add-in for Visual Studio .NET

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    Very cool article from Code Project ; this is something I have wanted for awhile..... from the moment we started outputing RSS from MSDN , it seemed to me that you'd want to view them inside of VS... I'm downloading this right to try it out, but the article...
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    Profiling is fun...

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    Back in highschool, I cut lawns for a lot of people.... so many that it was really a summer job and kept me quite busy, and then in University I took a job laying sod for a landscape company.... kinda went from the amateur level to the professional there...
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    Duncan's VS.NET 2003 wouldn't run... and why that is good for you :)

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    Something must have changed, but I had no idea what it was... but suddenly, existing applications (the same version of which run fine on other machines) were crashing with IO errors, specifically "System.IO.IOException: The device is not ready.". ...
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    So many posts in so little time...

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    Cyrus (a developer with the C# IDE team) has obviously needed to blog for awhile, and when he finally did, he had a lot of material ready to go. Check out his 28 posts from the last 2 days ! Here's his first post: First blog entry A couple of week ago...
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    Eric posts the C# Team's schedule for TechEd 2004

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    Check out the full post for info on Eric's talk in particular... TechEd and the C# team ... Here's the full set of C# team activities while we're there Mon 5/24 (5:00PM - 6:15PM) - C# Best Practices - What's wrong with this code - Eric (Room 6A) Mon 5...
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    Enabling/Disabling AutoRun from your .NET application...

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    I answer quite a few questions on the forums on GotDotNet , and sometimes those answers are interesting enough (in my opinion) to be exposed to a larger audience.... Coding this particular one caused Brian Johnson to say... "cool", so it seems worth posting...
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    If video is your thing...

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    Watch Mike Schinkel interview Joe Binder (PM of VB's My feature) about VB 2005's "My" Classes. Not into video, check out my article on the same topic.
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    Paul Vick is in the house....

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    Paul Vick , language guy for Visual Basic and unofficial spokesman for Krispy Kreme (look at the picture to understand that comment), arrived yesterday at TechEd.... Look for him around the Developer Division Cabanas (5 and 6), the Visual Studio 2005...
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    The mind boggles...

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    And it doesn't even have to be implanted into the hand - clubbers can have the chip injected into any part of their body, as long as they are able to flash it in front of the scanner. (from http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_958267.html , found via...
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    Anders Chalk Talk today at 2pm to 3:15pm (at TechEd 2004)

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    Swing by Cabana 5 today (May 26) at 2pm if you want to chat with Anders.... Erica Weichers is here and is going to try and record it, but if you are at TechEd you should come on by. (Just in case you don't know the name: Anders Hejlsberg is the designer...
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    VB sessions at TechEd 2004...

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    Paul Vick (Technical Lead on the VB team and author of this book ) provides a list of key VB sessions scheduled for the upcoming TechEd conference... and his schedule for the week. TechEd 2004 sessions (from Panopticon Central) I'll be there too... and...
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    Eric is asking questions again...

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    This time, he wants to know what you think about C#'s community: C# Community Review ... If a friend came up to you and said, “I'm thinking of using C#, but I'm concerned that there isn't a good community around it”, what would you say? What are the good...
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    Some FAQs are more FA than others....

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    Joe Mayo posted a great 'frequently asked question' along with a very clear answer, to the C# FAQ recently.... Why did I receive the error: "The type or namespace '<namespace name>' does not exist in the class or namespace '<parent namespace>...
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    PInvokes available as a VS.NET Add-In...

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    Amazing stuff... Adam Nathan creates pinvoke.net, to general acclaim, and then follows only a few days later with a great VS.NET Add-In that allows you to search for, insert and even contribute PInvoke signatures to his site. "Introducing" PINVOKE.NET...
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